What is it about? : This book is about the history of a region which does not get the same attention that it more than deserves; south India. Medieval Deccan had some of the most important and significant kingdoms to have existed in the history of India and Hinduism as well and yet it does not get the same attention the northern part of India and its history gets.
This book is a sort of an introduction to the various architectural styles of buildings in Canada and the influences that created them. The book starts from the French settlers in the 1600s and ends in the modern times, touching in between the Atlantic provinces, the prairie towns, French influences, British influences and Canada’s own style as well.
Clinging to the side of the mountain with only bolted iron rings and a safety harness between me and the rocks below, I looked around at my surroundings. It was snowing mildly and now and then I had to wipe my glasses to clear the snow. The day was dark and gloomy. Far away I could see the blue waters of Howe sound and the surrounding mountains. The view was stunning.
In this book the author traces the rise and fall of the American railways from its beginnings in the early 1800s to the present time. At its time the railways were at the cutting edge of transportation technology and proved to be one of the biggest factors in America’s growth. The author also throws light on these points.